By Harleigh Hobbs
September 5, 2017 - Global hydraulics leader Enerpac has displayed its latest range of bolting tools and hydraulic lifting technology at AIMEX 2017.
The latest non-impact professional bolting tools, powerful lifting technologies and portable hydraulics were all on show at the Enerpac stand.
A highlight of the display was Enerpac’s new Electric Torque Wrench (ETW), which improves bolting efficiency and performance for industries requiring high repetition and high precision, such as mining and energy, infrastructure, oil and gas, power generation, rail, petrochemical and processing plants.
“Not only is the ETW a more efficient tool, it also records torque measurements as you’re working. Fastening records can be viewed on-screen and transferred through a standard USB connection, saving the laborious task of manually recording each measurement,” sais Andrew Marsh, National Bolting Manager, Enerpac Australia.
“There was a very strong interest in the ETW from the mining industry, where the simplicity and reliability of the tool were important considerations. Users can input a nominal torque value followed by a specific angle of rotation, allowing for functionality, efficiency and ease-of-use,” added Marsh.
Safety was another strong focus at this year’s AIMEX, and Enerpac staff were on hand to demonstrate the safety features of their industry-leading hydraulic tools.
Enerpac Asia-Pacific Marketing Manager and Goal Zero safety team member Antony Cooper said that he received positive feedback on Enerpac’s new Goal Zero On-Site Safety Training programme.
“I had a number of people in the mining industry talk to me about our new on-site safety training. The overwhelming response was that it was great to see an industry leader not just selling products, but also providing their expertise,” he said.
Enerpac’s Goal Zero safety programmes draw on the organization’s practical workplace experience in more than 30 countries and its commitment to promote the goal of zero harm to employees, customers and end users of Enerpac and other-brand heavy lift, shift, position, fabrication and bolting machinery used across Australia, New Zealand and PNG.
Western Australian Territory Manager David Capper is working in partnership with his East Coast colleague and SE Queensland/ Northern NSW Territory Manager Sandy Whyman, along with Enerpac’s network of Territory Managers, to bring the safety message on-site to audiences who might not otherwise have the time or opportunity to bring themselves up to date with technology advances and the latest safety and maintenance best practice global standards.
“We’ve found that companies are often too busy to send their workers offsite for training, so we’ve created a programme where we come to them. These are practical, down-to-earth safety training development courses designed to deliver immediate benefits from course leaders who combine local expertise with global knowledge and standards. The key outcomes on which they focus are reduced accidents and downtime,” said Mr Cooper.
Technologies on display at AIMEX 2017 included: